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Things to Consider When Building a Wine Cellar

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 12:40 AM


Points to Consider When Buying a Custom Wine Cellar

(Design below by Kathleen Valentini)



Building a custom wine cellar used to be the privilege of the rich, but that is no longer the case. Unique, tailor-made wine cellars are more accessible than ever and are a fa...

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My Award Winning Project

Posted on October 31, 2015 at 9:35 PM

I had the pleasure of working on a couple of William Lyon Developments in Orange County designing, building and installing their wine cellars in the new models. Congratulations to all involved in making this beautiful development such a success. The models are now open to the public and I encourage you to go see them!


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Basics on Storing Wine

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM

On storing wine: Keep the temperature constant. For proper aging of wine, refrigeration is a MUST in most parts of the world; even a below-ground cellar is not cool enough!

Please do not store your wine in a "wine jail", on your counter or in any room that reaches over 70°F as the wine begins to oxidize. An ideal temperature for storing a ALL wine collection is 55°F (12.2°C). Letting the temperature drop below 55°F won't hurt the wine; it'll only slow down the aging ...

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